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2013 Arboleda Syrah

Aconcagua Valley, CHILE
$19. 99 Bottle
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2021-2022)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Aged for 12 months in French barrels, of which 25% were new, 2013 was an exceptional vintage characterized by cooler conditions than the previous season and the historical average that contributed to the fresh flavours of each vineyard.

Midnight black colour with a very deep black dark red black tinged hue. Scented aromas of blackberry, liquorice and black cherries are followed by some cigar box like characters with spicy pepper end notes. Medium to full bodied the palate possesses a rich core of blackberry, liquorice and black cherry fruit that layers the palate over a backdrop of lightly toasted vanillin cedar and spicy pepper. Quite supple in its mouthfeel with velvet like tannins and a long finish of blackberry, liquorice, black cherry, vanillin cedar, some subtle tobacco infusions and spicy pepper.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc 14%

Other Reviews…
A beautiful syrah with spice, meat and dried berry character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Aged for 12 months in French oak, of which only 25% is new. Lots of intensity. Drink now.
92 points
James Suckling